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Blues to face “Woodside derby”

Blues’ play-off hopes will be tested when they travel Woodside Road to face fourth placed Worthing, on Saturday..
The south coast side are level on points with the Blue Brazil, but have played four games less than Stortford.
As well as making a good start to their league campaign, the Rebels have enjoyed cup success, progressing to the FA Cup fourth qualifying round with wins against Faversham Town, Chelmsford City and Moneyfields before going out in a replay against Ebbsfleet United.
After home wins against Burgess Hill Town and Chesham United in the FA Trophy, their Wembley hopes were ended by a 2-1 loss at Bedford Town, on Saturday, but in common with Blues they have progressed to the last 16 of the league cup.
It’s been 17 years since Blues visited Woodside Road, and much of that period has seen the Rebels playing at the fourth tier of non-league football.
Promotion through the Isthmian South play-offs in 2016 saw Worthing return to the Premier Division but despite averaging around 600, their two years in the third tier have been decidedly underwhelming with lower mid-table finishes, and there was no join in the FA competitions last season with early exits at Dorking Wanderers and Thame United in the Cup and Trophy respectively.

The last meetings saw Blues win 4-1 at Woodside Road before drawing 1-1 at Woodside Park on their way to promotion from Isthmian Division One.